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Program Manager, Afghanistan Programs

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Operations
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2023

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The Program Manager, Afghanistan Programs will provide a broad range of management support including programmatic, budgeting, grant management, and administrative support. Candidates should have experience managing complex projects in a conflict or post-conflict context and have particularly strong skills in  U.S. government and/or European Commission (EC) compliance, subgrant and budget management.

LOGISTICS

Internews has US offices in Arcata, CA and Washington, DC which support a hybrid workforce with staff working remotely, fully in-office, or partially remote. Ultimately, this position may work remotely from the US, partially remotely from our Washington, DC office, or fully in-office for candidates based in the DC area. Preference will be given to candidates based in the Washington, DC area.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon.

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO FOSTERING A CULTURE OF BELONGING

We are an organization of dynamic, mission-driven individuals who are passionate about our core values and about supporting positive change in the world. We pride ourselves on our commitment to innovation and flexibility. We believe that diverse teams are strong teams and work to support an ethic of belonging, dignity, and justice for all people. Our current team includes a mix of genders, parents and non-parents, and people of multiple races, nationalities, ages, sexual orientations and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an EEO employer and encourage candidates of all races, genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply, and welcome those with alternative backgrounds and experiences.

DAY-TO-DAY TASKS will include:

Program Support

  • Supports the development and implementation of annual workplans working in close cooperation with the Afghanistan team.
  • Ensures timely and high-quality submissions of quarterly reporting as required by the donor (includes writing and editing).
  • Represents the program with donors when required.
    Assists in developing new project proposals including preparing assigned programmatic sections, budgets and budget narratives for concept notes and proposals as required.
  • Coordinates the close-out of projects.
  • Provides ongoing program management support, as required, including overall program design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), strategic planning, identifying and selecting consultants, preparing SOWs and liaising on M&E issues.
  • Coordinates with other departments/staff in Internews to ensure effective support for Afghanistan projects.

 Grants Management  

  • Performs high-level grants and contracts support including reviewing RFA/Ps and tracking, monitoring, and analysis of all grants and contracts in line with operational program plans.
  • Liaises with Internews administration and control staff in the US and UK on all contracts, subgrants, procurement and payments.
  • Monitors the Afghanistan portfolio’s overall financial management and performance with respect to subgrants and contracts budgets and expenditures.
  • Maintains the vetting tracking system, ensuring sub-grantees, PSCs and other contracts are vetted in a timely way.
  • Provides reporting on all aspects of grants management to donors as required.
  • Files and archive critical business documents in auditable files.

Financial Management

  • Monitors financial management of the projects including preparing monthly financial projections with programmatic and financial teams.
  • Conducts monthly financial review meetings with financial and program team.
  • Reviews monthly staff allocations and works with finance staff to implement allocation methodologies between projects.
  • Provides budget authority for grants, procurements and other payments.
  • Identifies and submit budget modifications to donors as required.
  • Oversees the development of annual operation budgets in coordination with the development of the annual implementation plan.
  • In all duties, uphold Internews’ Core Values and demonstrate commitment to fostering a culture of Belonging, Dignity, and Justice.

QUALIFICATIONS WE’RE LOOKING FOR 

Required

  • Relevant University degree or equivalent lived/professional experience required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant prior experience, including at least four years of  in-country development project experience in a conflict or post-conflict setting.
  • Experience and expertise in USG and/or EC projects, rules and regulations essential.
  • Knowledge of, and proven experience in, budget management, projections and grant management essential.
  • Able to work independently and with minimal guidance.
    Superior analytical, organizational and writing ability for proposal development.
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills.
    Experience with proposal writing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs, including MS Excel and Word.
  • Proven organization skills, with attention to detail.
    Proven ability to multitask and prioritize with a shifting workload.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver and good humored.
  • Ability to travel to Asia as required.

Preferred

Note: Candidates who do not have these preferred qualifications, but who are interested and willing to learn, are encouraged to apply.

  • Prior experience managing, development projects, particularly in conflict/post-conflict countries.
  • General knowledge of project management strongly preferred.
    Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in relevant field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and proven leadership skills.
    The annual salary range for this position is US $80,800 – US $105,100.